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    • The Colors of All the Cattle

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the city council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Jean on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,637

    Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transcends its Genre

    • By Gene on 12-07-03

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The House of Unexpected Sisters

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 861
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771

    Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: A woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 18th novel and I'm still enchanted and addicted!

    • By Wayne on 11-11-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 44 Scotland Street

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,023
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,022

    The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. His award-winning wit, made famous through that series, is fully on display in 44 Scotland Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smith's answer to Maupin

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-23-05

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562

    In the life of Precious Ramotswe, a woman duly proud of her fine traditional build, there is rarely a dull moment, and in the latest installment in the universally beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, there is much happening on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road. Mma Ramotswe is experiencing staffing difficulties. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni asks to be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband. But can a man investigate such matters as successfully as the number-one lady detective can?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • #1 Ladies continued enjoyment

    • By Joanne on 10-14-07

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Morality For Beautiful Girls

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765

    Between intriguing new cases and troubling personal developments, Precious' hands are full. The four Miss Beauty and Integrity pageant finalists may have questionable moral fiber, and the brother of an important government worker has allegedly been poisoned. On top of all that, Precious' reliable fianci might be hiding something.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing view of life in a small country

    • By Janet on 11-27-03

    Regular price: $17.49

    • My Italian Bulldozer

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life. Upon landing, however, things quickly take a turn for the worse when he discovers his hired car is nowhere to be found. With no record of any reservation and no other cars available, it looks like Paul is stuck at the airport. That is, until an enterprising stranger offers him an unexpected alternative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suffused with Wisdom and Humor

    • By SW Clemens on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Tears of the Giraffe

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

    Now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe must contend with the hostility of her fianci's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the arrangement. Then an American woman asks for help to learn the truth behind her son's disappearance in Africa, and Mma Ramotswe has all the troubles she can handle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A tender tale, sweetly told

    • By Barbara on 08-30-05

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Time of Love and Tartan

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding at the local bookstore. Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to pursue a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to Scotland Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this series

    • By cyndyloowhoo on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Precious and Grace

    • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 862
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788

    Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The codirector of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, as he is newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series

    • By Pamela J on 11-01-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,378
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,366

    Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Nancy on 06-17-05

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

    • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 14
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

    Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First, she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comfort, Comfort, Comfort

    • By Carole T. on 02-06-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Quiet Side of Passion

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    Isabel Dalhousie grapples with complex matters of the heart as she tries to juggle her responsibilities to friends, family, and the philosophical community. With two small boys to raise, a mountain or articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics, and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Cat, who always seems to need a helping hand at the deli, Isabel barely has any time for herself. Her husband, Jamie, suggests acquiring extra help, and she reluctantly agrees. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish publishers would publish more intellectual women’s mysteries

    • By Alexis☺ on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Double Comfort Safari Club

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    Alexander McCall Smith’s internationally best-selling and award-winning series starring Botswana’s leading lady detective continues with this 11th charming tale. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the Okavango Delta to visit a safari lodge beset by unexplained events. There they are awestruck by the breathtaking scenery, but also troubled by the region’s many difficulties—not the least of which is the occasional grumpy hippopotamus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By bebe on 06-04-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Kalahari Typing School for Men

    • More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709

    Precious Ramotswe's comfortable existence as the only detective in Botswana is suddenly rattled when the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency opens, and its brochure proclaims, "Don't take any chances! Entrust your enquiries to a MAN!" As if the development isn't enough, Mma Ramotswe has also taken on two difficult cases, one of which hits close to home. But with wisdom on her side, Mma Ramotswe figures to crack both cases and upstage her competition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobooks don't get any better than this

    • By Richard on 07-15-04

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736

    In this delightful 15th installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe. But even “Miss 97 Per Cent” can't quite meet all the demands of running a business - not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What Happened to Lisette Lecat?

    • By Eva Gannon on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 942
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938

    Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The busiest vacation ever

    • By Pamela J on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Corduroy Mansions

    • A Novel
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 431

    In London’s Pimlico neighborhood lies a tenement described in architectural guides as “a building of no interest whatsoever.” But the residents of Corduroy Mansions—including a literary agent, a wine merchant, a thoroughly unpleasant member of Parliament, and a vegetarian dog—are a rather fascinating lot.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oedipus Snark, MP

    • By connie on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Blue Shoes and Happiness

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536

    From internationally best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith comes the seventh novel in the phenomenally popular and endlessly charming series that began with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Once again Botswana's only female detective, Mma Ramotswe, and her invaluable assistant, Mma Makutsi, puzzle out the mysteries of life while finding comfort in steaming mugs of bush tea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much ado about bush tea

    • By Christopher S Rose on 05-25-06

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Distant View of Everything

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    In this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's ever-delightful and perennially best-selling series, amateur sleuth and philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help when a matchmaker begins to question her latest match. Rosemary is something of a matchmaker and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party. But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Jean on 10-22-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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